Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science; Health Administration, Auburn University 1987 M Ed, University of Montevallo 2002 Certification 6-16 Social Sciences
Mr. Steve Benton
After obtaining my Bachelor's degree from Auburn University, I was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Medical Service Corps and began my career at Fort Hood, Texas. While at Fort Hood, I was deployed to Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield and Storm in 1990-91. During the Gulf War I served as a Medical Platoon Leader for for a tank battalion in the 2nd Armored Division. I left the Army in 1994 after obtaining the rank of Captain.
In 2000, after 6 years in the corporate world, I returned to school to obtain a Masters in Education at the University of Montevallo. I finished my degree in 2002 and was hired at Thompson Middle School teaching 8th grade Social Studies. I transferred to the 6th grade in 2006, and for the last 10 years have been teaching at the Thompson Sixth Grade Center I am excited to be beginning my 18th year of teaching in Alabaster.